LIFT Ireland:

Schools Programme

Encouraging positive leadership amongst students, helping to create a nation of leaders.

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Introduction to LIFT Ireland

LIFT Ireland is a not-for-profit initiative aimed at increasing the level of positive leadership capabilities in Ireland. LIFT, which stands for ‘Leading Ireland’s Future Together’, does this through its eight-part, group learning programme. LIFT’s programme is being rolled out nationwide via a volunteer facilitator network with an overall goal of reaching 10% of the population within ten years. 

Why LIFT Schools?

Schools are a vital component of LIFT Ireland. To create a nation of leaders, we need to show students from an early stage what it takes to be a leader. LIFT Ireland’s leadership learning process is based on eight key leadership values. While partaking in LIFT’s programme, participants are introduced to one value per week, for 8 weeks. LIFT’s leadership learning process provides students with the foundation to become leaders in their own lives. Students that have taken part in LIFT have improved their listening skills, increased confidence and become more emphatic, understanding and positive. Watch our case-study of LIFT in Confey College below.

As Gaeilge

Tá LIFT ar fáil as Gaeilge anois freisin. Más mian leat LIFT a thabhairt chuig do Ghaelscoil cuir ríomhphost chuig

LIFT is now also available As Gaeilge. If you would like to bring LIFT to your Gaelscoil email

LIFT In Ukrainian

For partner schools that are onboarding Ukrainian students we have developed the LIFT program in Ukrainian. Email to learn more.

(If you are not yet a partner school but would like to become one also contact us and we can arrange the necessary training).

Confey College - LIFTing Schools

Some of the Schools Already Involved

This is just a selection of our partner schools. If your school is already participating in LIFT but can’t see your logo, please let us know and we will add it. 

Interested in Teacher's LIFT Facilitator Training?
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LIFT Schools Programme

We train a group of TY students to become LIFT facilitators so that they can run the 8 week LIFT programme amongst other students in their school – 2nd years are the most popular year to partner the TYs with. This training will be done through an interactive video which we provide to your school and should take approximately 1 – 1.5hrs.

The LIFT School’s co-ordinator Valerie O’Gorman will then come to your school to certify that the students have completed the training successfully and to launch LIFT in your school. Once this is complete, students and teachers are equipped with the knowledge and know-how to roll out LIFT in their school.

The learning process offered to schools covers the same material as our corporate programme. However, we have tailored the language and delivery so it is more engaging for students. LIFT’s leadership values include Listening, Positive Attitude, Respect, Resilience, Dedication & Determination, Empathy & Understanding, Innovation & Adaptability, and Honesty & Integrity.

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How to bring LIFT to your School

  1. The TY co-ordinator or teacher responsible for bringing LIFT to their school must first complete a free online LIFT facilitator training. These trainings are specifically available throughout August for teachers. They run from 9-4pm on selected dates. School principals are also very welcome. At the August teacher training we will provide you with everything you need, to simply and easily bring LIFT to your TYs when term starts. 
  2. Next you run the LIFT training with a group of TYs via an interactive video and materials we provide you. The overall training will take approximately 1-1.5hrs and you can do it at a time that suits you and your students. Be it a single workshop or over a number of class periods.
  3. Once the trained TYs receive their certificates as LIFT Facilitators they can start leading other students in your school through the 8 week LIFT programme. We advise that the TYs run roundtables with the second year students

Pricing and Contributions

Our schools programme is heavily subsidised by out corporate partners who fund the vast majority of the programme.

We do ask for a recommended contribution of either €5 per student per year or €495 per year per school.  

Partner schools receive all materials, printed booklets, scripts, certificates, videos, ongoing support, events and all the training for teachers.

If your school can’t afford to contribute get in touch – we’ll still work with you to find a way to bring LIFT to your school. LIFT is for everyone.

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LIFT in the Staffroom

LIFT isn’t just for your students. LIFT roundtables are being run in a range of professional organisations across Ireland and this includes school staff rooms.  

The LIFT programme is an ideal fit with the leadership and self-reflection goals of the “Looking at our School” framework. We are aware of a number of schools where roundtables are held in the staffroom. The National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals (NAPD) have held roundtables with their leadership team. And roundtables would be an ideal way to build bonds between the often diverse backgrounds of a Board of Management. 

And the good news is teachers who have already been trained by LIFT are also qualified to facilitate roundtables among staff and school leadership.  If you would like to learn more about holding roundtables among your school staff and leadership contact us at

Interested in Teacher's LIFT Facilitator Training?
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We are very proud to be involved in LIFT. It’s a fantastic programme, which we really believe in. The programme itself fits in well with our own ethos and values – Respect for All, which is also one of the LIFT values. The students have really taken to it to it and continue to demonstrate their own leadership skills. It has positively impacted both their lives and the lives of the teachers and parents that have taken part. 

Mike O ' Byrne - Principal, Confey Community College, Leixlip
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